It is January and the winter blues can start setting in after the holidays are long gone!! Let these little cheery muffins put some sunshine into your day!! Banana Chocolate Chip Coconut Muffins are filled with lots of great ingredients. These muffins are a perfect way to start your day! Or to fill that void at anytime of the day.
The muffins have less butter than some recipes and get added moistness from apple sauce. Also instead of mashing the bananas, I sliced them and after mixing you are still left with little tiny chunks of banana that give you a little burst of banana flavor.
They are tender, delicious and nut free so they can be added to lunchboxes too! Let these little muffins wash away those January blues!!
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 frozen bananas sliced and thawed in the microwave
- 1/2 cup fancy coconut
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Line a muffin tin with 18 liners. Preheat oven to 375F.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a bowl of a standup mixer add the brown sugar and butter. Mix well. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. Add the dry ingredients. Add the apple sauce and banana. Mix until the banana is broken up but still leaving tiny chunks. Carefully stir in the chocolate chips and coconut.
- With a small measuring up or large spoon add the muffin batter to the cupcake liners filling them about 2/3 to 3/4 full. Bake for 20-22min. or until golden brown and spring back easily with a light touch.
i assume to add the dry ingredients after the banana and applesauce. They are in the oven now but the batter is delicious.
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
So many great ingredients! Wish I could have one (or two!) right now!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
I have made banana muffins with coconut before and they were a big hit. Add chocolate chips and I’m standing in line with a plate!
The muffins look amazing! I want to try them. But what’s fancy coconut? I’m from Germany and don’t know it. And I can’t find it in the instructions of your recipe. Only in the list of ingredients. Thank you for your answer! 🙂
Tara N says
There are different kinds of coconut but you can use any kind you have. Shredded works well too. I will adjust the error on the recipe, sorry.
why freeze the bananas then thaw them in the microwave? Why not fresh bananas??
Tara N says
You can use fresh very ripe bananas, I always have frozen in the freezer. When they get too ripe in the freezer they go, for muffins, banana bread and smoothies.